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will decide whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. president clinton signed the law, which states the federal government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities that i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> today new laws will take effect to protect victims of domestic violence in maryland. people who have to leave their jobs because of the threat of violence will now be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. also, judges w
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rating in the nfc. >> the redskins defense has its hands full this weekend. atlanta's matt ryan has the highest quarterback rating in the nfc. he is second in touchdown passes and completions. >> they have a really good running back and two receivers. they are explosive guys and they can make all the catches. they have maybe the greatest all-time tight end that ever played. it's great challenge for us. again, we've played some pretty good offenses. this is another challenge. good thing it is at home. hope we have our fans did he hyped us and that will help us out. >>> to baseball now, the nats will learn who they will face in the playoffs. gio gonzalez scheduled to pitch on sunday. >> he won the warren spahn award. he could also win the cy young award. now, whether that is in st. louis or atlanta, we will find out later on today when the cards and braves meet in the wild card game. the nats clinched home field advantage with wednesday's regular season finale win w the new format, they play the first two playoff games on the road and last three at home.